So last night was amazing! I saw the only artist (BEYONCE) I am a FAN for perform and it was breathtaking. This is my 3rd time seeing her and every time it is just a experience beyond words. I have so much respect for this woman beyond her ability to just drop it and carry a tune. Her work ethic is incredible and that's obvious when you watch her in action. It takes a woman of a certain character, strength, and determination to be able to deliver the way she does, and you can't do that overnight.
This is not a Beyonce post. This is a post to say that I was truly inspired but some of the things she said during her show. She took her audience down a memory lane of all her trials and tribulations. She explained how she was rejected and rejected again so many times before she actually got her big break. She went on to explain the significance behind her now album entitled "4" and how much the number 4 means to her and her family.
One thing that I appreciated throughout each of her stories was the consistency of "bravery" that came up. In addition to her putting her pride to the side when it came down to things that really mattered in her life.
We allow our pride to get the best of us in many areas in our lives. When people try to advise us, and tell us what they think, we roll it off our backs and will fight to the end just to save our pride. Then there are the times when we may have strong feelings about someone or something but we will minimize them to save our pride. Or, we don't know the answerer's sometimes and we then are afraid to ask because we feel that our pride might be damaged. The underlying and more bigger issue is really not pride BUT "fear".
Fear will keep you dead while you are alive. It breeds and multiplies fast and it is when we can conquer our fears we have already won half the battle. I am someone who has always had so much pride. Love has taught me that you have to check that at the door sometimes. To be in love you have to give all of yourself...not just a little bit. You have to expose your vulnerabilities and be able to accept that you do not have it all figured out. When you are truly in love you give it all you have. When I speak of being in love do not just limit that to relationships. It is everything life has to offer. That is why they say always do what you love because only then will you express your full potential.
I feel blessed so many times over that God has allowed the closest people in my life to serve as mirrors to behavior that I once demonstrated that just wasn't of my higher self. That is love, and when things hit the fan you are able to sit reflect and check your pride at the door.
To sum it up...all I say is jump out the window for things you truly believe in. NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY!
God knows best and you know best for you. No one will ever know who is right for you, what you should do, where you should live, why you should work there and not some place else and the list can go on. You have to be in tuned with God and in tuned with your spirit and once you are you can listen to it! He always makes a way. Stay positive and believe that you can have anything your heart truly desires if you are willing to put aside your pride and do what it takes.
Life is short and so is time and who has time to sit and worry about things that do not matter. Make your today great and know that only your future is what you make it to be. So if it turns out unexpected look to yourself as to why.
LIVE and be purposeful... LOVE and be Honest...Be in your moment.